Battling Boy

Author:   Paul Pope
Publisher:   Roaring Brook Press
ISBN:  

9781596431454


Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 October 2013
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Paul Pope
Publisher:   Roaring Brook Press
Imprint:   First Second
Dimensions:   Width: 15.00cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 21.30cm
Weight:   0.431kg
ISBN:  

9781596431454


ISBN 10:   1596431458
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 October 2013
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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<p> There is no one in comics like Paul Pope: gifted beyond all reason, he is an artist of immense protean talents and a deep soulfulness.<p> In Battling Boy , Pope has spun a smashingly beautiful adventure about a not-so-powerful boy-god sent down from the higher dimensions to save a crumbling city from the monsters that afflict it. Rapturously inked and drawing upon what feels like the entire tradition of pulp storytelling, Battling Boy is a thunderclap of a book--a kaleidoscopic mash-up of the highest order where kaiju mix it up with science heroes, and where a girl named Aurora takes up her fallen father's jet-pack (and his weapons) and nearly steals the whole show. Friends, this book is a number one stunner and the second installment cannot come soon enough. <p>-- Junot Diaz, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


Full of energy, precision, and pure kick--not to be missed.--Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies


Tom writes: Battling Boy is a wonderful blend of pulp science fiction storytelling and Paul Pope's kinetic, one of a kind art. A highly enjoyable, if somewhat incomplete read, the story follows the city Arcopolis besieged by monsters and without its hero: Haggard West. Enter Battling Boy from a place "suspended above the silver spinning lightning cloud"" he has reached his "turning day" and therefore must prove himself a warrior by protecting Arcopolis from danger. This is a hero's quest story, elevated by Pope's tremendous artwork an oddball cast of spooky villains and an endearing protagonist in Battling Boy. This is a perfect all ages graphic novel to be enjoyed by young and old. I think young readers who enjoyed Super Dinosaur will really get a kick out of this.


There is no one in comics like Paul Pope: gifted beyond all reason, he is an artist of immense protean talents and a deep soulfulness. In Battling Boy, Pope has spun a smashingly beautiful adventure about a not-so-powerful boy-god sent down from the higher dimensions to save a crumbling city from the monsters that afflict it. Rapturously inked and drawing upon what feels like the entire tradition of pulp storytelling, Battling Boy is a thunderclap of a book--a kaleidoscopic mash-up of the highest order where kaiju mix it up with science heroes, and where a girl named Aurora takes up her fallen father's jet-pack (and his weapons) and nearly steals the whole show. Friends, this book is a number one stunner and the second installment cannot come soon enough. -- Junot Diaz, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Paul Pope's delightful and original Battling Boy is the adventure of the year! --Jeff Smith, Eisner Award-winning author of Bone Full of energy, precision, and pure kick--not to be missed. --Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies Pope is set to soar to glory. -- Wired A new generation hero. -- Entertainment Weekly


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Paul Pope is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Batman: Year 100, Heavy Liquid, and 100%. Known for his frenetic, high-energy artwork and action-packed, genre-bending storytelling, Pope has won three Eisner Awards. He lives and works in New York City.

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